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Windows 7: Hard Drive Driver?

15 Mar 2011   #11
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I am sorry but I cannot fill in everything about my computer for security reasons. It is an older AlienWare Laptop. I am not sure about the scsi card. I am trying to install windows 7 to the 250 gig hard drive.


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15 Mar 2011   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Security reasons? You don't put your social security number in there...you put the specs of your system. That has nothing to do with the security.

Now, as it seems from your second thread, you don't actually have a SCSI drive. Going back to some unanswered questions, are you trying to install Windows 7 to your 80 GB drive or the 250 GB?
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15 Mar 2011   #13
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

The system is an Alienware Laptop. I am not sure if the dell has an scsi card or not. As far as I know it does not. I am trying to upgrade and go to a bigger hard disk and with a clean install of windows 7.
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15 Mar 2011   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The specs would still be helpful (and aren't a security risk). Anyway, go into your BIOS and see how your drive controllers are configured. Most likely, you have an Intel chipset (but without specs, I'm only guessing). That means you'll have three possible settings for the controllers...AHCI, IDE, or RAID. I'm wondering if you have it set to RAID, but you'll have to go in and check.
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15 Mar 2011   #15
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I went into the BIOS and the drive controllers are configured as ATA. I am not sure of the chipset, how do I find out what my chipset is?
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15 Mar 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's usually something you just know from purchasing the laptop, but it should be listed in Device Manager, under System Devices. Several of the entries would say something like Intel G33/G35 Chipset Express with other info after them.

If both drive controllers are listed as using ATA, you shouldn't need any other software or drivers to install. What if you pulled the 80 GB drive and tried to install with just the 250 GB present?
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16 Mar 2011   #18
makism

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry guys, I am new at the place I am working. I am not sure of the specs. All I know is that it is an Alienware Laptop, it has a 250 gig hard drive along with another 250 gig hard drive. Does anyone know what kind of motherboard would be in an alienware laptop? I'd rather not take it apart, so I was wondering if anyone on this forum would know.
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16 Mar 2011   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you don't want to give out information because it is a company-owned system, then you should have IT support staff to have set up your computer, and shouldn't be messing/trying to do so yourself.

Since the drive info has changed several times over, post a screen shot of your Disk Management screen, and we'll go from there.
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17 Mar 2011   #20
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What model Dell did you purchase?
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